Spezia vs Empoli: Prediction and Betting Tips

14:00, 19 dec 2021
Spezia vs Empoli prediction for Sunday’s Serie A showdown at Stadio Alberto Picco in La Spezia. 17th placed Spezia take on in form Empoli who are eighth in round 18 of Serie A season 2021/22. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

Spezia in desperate need of a win

It seems Spezia’s season will be like the previous one, playing to avoid relegation. Since the Little Eagles got promoted in season 2019/20 to the Serie A, Spezia are struggling to make amends with the top-tier clubs. Nevertheless, Spezia could keep their position in Serie A after finishing 15th last season. And they are looking for a similar finish this time around.

However, with teams like Empoli, Bologna, and Torino having a good season, Spezia are just one spot above the relegation zone. Notably, the Little eagles have the worst defense in the league with 38 goals conceded. Moreover, their offense is also not encouraging having scored only 17 goals in 17 games. Hence, a third home win of the season will be very welcomed by the Spezians! 

Empoli’s ambition is more than just a top ten finish

We can surely consider Empoli the surprise of the season so far. To illustrate, the Azzurri have 26 points just two points behind Juventus at eighth position. Despite losing too many games with seven, Empoli were victorious on eight occasions. Moreover, some of their casualties are Juventus and in the last round Napoli. 

During that match against Napoli, Empoli played a super defensive game pressing high their opponents. And on the other side of the field, the Blues could break Napoli’s pressure from which they scored their only goal. With that win, coach Andreazzoli’s ambitions will be beyond just a top ten finish and why not push for a European spot. 

Spezia vs Empoli Prediction

Despite Empoli’s much better results than Spezia, the bookies are slightly favoring the home side to win. Obviously, the reason for that is the h2h matches in the past four matches during which Spezia won once and drew three times. 

Furthermore, the last four matches between these two saw under 2.5 goals. However, the bookies are favoring the opposite and paying 1.61 for over 2.5 goals. To justify the bookies, Spezia’s four of their last five matches saw two or more goals. And the same goes for Empoli.

We believe when certain teams play together, the number of goals usually are almost the same. Indeed,  this was the case in the last five matches between Spezia and Empoli where two or fewer goals were scored. 

To Summarize, we will bet against the odds for this one in our first prediction and predict under 3.5 goals with reasonable odds. As for our second prediction, we will back the bookies and choose both teams to score. 

Spezia vs Empoli Betting Tips

Under 3.5 goals 1.55 at Vbet

 Both Teams to Score Yes 1.52 at Vbet

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